What is the full form of BLO?

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The full form of BLO is Booth Level Officer.

BLO is a representative of the Election Commission of India (ECI) at the grass-root level. Generally, one BLO is responsible for one Polling Station location.

  • BLO is a local Government/Semi-Government official, familiar with the local electors and generally a voter in the same polling area.
  • Booth Level Officers assist in updating the roll using his local knowledge.
  • BLO is not a full-time electoral official, but the responsibility of BLO adds an additional dimension to his profile as he is rendering a responsible civic duty.
  • He is just like a friend, philosopher, and guide of the local people in matters relating to the role.
  • Each BLO shall have one/two polling station areas under his/her jurisdiction.

Roles and Responsibilities of BLO:

  • BLO assists eligible citizens to become voters and obtain voter cards.
  • BLO provides forms for addition, deletion, and correction of Electoral Roll entries as well as carries out physical verification.
  • It interacts with local people/ political parties’ representatives and
  • identifies dead/ shifted electors.
  • BLOs are responsible for the mapping of Persons with Disabilities in the electoral roll.
  • BLOs ensure EPIC distribution to the right person and not to any other intermediary.
  • BLO facilitates the display of draft roll/prescribed notices at designated locations, reading of rolls in gram/ ward sabhas.
  • BLO distributes Voter Slip ahead of elections.
  • On the poll day, BLO sits at the Facilitation Desk outside the Polling Station to facilitate voters and also gives undistributed Photo Voter Slip to the respective voters.

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